Action Teams


To ensure the strategic alignment of educational initiatives and programs and to help accomplish regional education goals, the Council formed six volunteer Action Teams. Through these teams, education, business and community leaders are working together to develop and implement strategies which are effective, measurable and address needs along the entire continuum from birth to career. Currently, there are over 80 cross-sector organizations represented on the Action Teams.

If you are interested in participating on one of the following Action Teams, please contact Polly Lusk Page, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Action Team 1:  Reducing Barriers to Student Learning

Regional Goal:  Northern Kentucky will ensure successful transition for every child and student along the continuum from birth through career.


Tammy Weidinger, Brighton Center

Dr. Shelli Wilson, Campbell County Schools


Action Team 2:  College and Career Readiness

Regional Goal:  Academic rigor and relevance of curricula in Northern Kentucky P-20 schools will meet student educational career goals and employment needs in the community.


Dr. Karen Cheser, Boone County Schools

Dr. Christina Petroze, Thomas More College


Action Team 3:  Educator Excellence

Regional Goal:   Educators in Northern Kentucky meet or exceed national standards for educator excellence.


Dr. Kathy Burkhardt, Erlanger-Elsmere Schools

Amy Razor, Northern Kentucky Cooperative for Education Services

Dr. Cindy Reed, Northern Kentucky University


Action Team 4:  Education Accessibility and Lifelong Learning

Regional Goal:  Northern Kentucky has system and outreach programs to make educational opportunities available, accessible and affordable to every community member, no matter what age.


Dr. Vicki Berling, Sullivan University

Dave Schroeder, Kenton County Public Library


Action Team 5:  Business Involvement and Service Learning

Regional Goal:  Northern Kentucky is recognized for its culture of contribution, through service learning in schools and full engagement of the business community in schools.


Ron Livingood, retired, Grant County Schools

Dr. Jean Loftus, Loftus Plastic Surgery Center


Action Team 6:  Advocacy

Regional Goal:  All education institutions in Northern Kentucky have the financial resources and program alignment necessary to support the needs of the region.


Mike Hammons, Children, Inc.

Dr. Anthony Strong, Pendleton County Schools